|U.S. House, Iowa, District 1|
|Place of birth||Dubuque, Iowa|
|Profession||Business Owner and Real Estate Developer|
On March 27, 2013, Blum announced that he would enter the 2014 race for U.S. House in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa. Incumbent Rep. Bruce Braley plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2014, which leaves the 1st District seat open.
Blum ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Iowa's 1st District. Blum sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. Bruce Braley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Blum was defeated by Ben Lange in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 16, 2012. The primary elections took place on June 5, 2012.
|U.S. House, Iowa, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Blum's reports.
|Rod Blum (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$103,107.92||$(4,859.57)||$98,248.35|
|October Quarterly||October 16, 2013||$98,248.35||$60,977.62||$(18,423.79)||$140,802.18|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$140,802||$60,935||$(26,680)||$175,057|
Blum is married to his wife, Karen, and is a father to Trevor, Taylor, Tanner and Sophie, a stepfather to Autumn, and surrogate father to Malcolm, a former basketball player of Blum's from Chicago.
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- Blum raises $60000 for GOP US House 1st District race - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
- A Statewide Look Inside the Iowa Caucuses - The Iowa Republican
- Forbes endorses Blum in Iowa 1st District GOP race - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
- Former US Reps. Nussle, Tauke endorse Rogers in Iowa's 1st District - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
- A salute to the letter writers of 2013 - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
- Marion Patch "Rod Blum Enters First Congressional District Race" Accessed March 28, 2013
- KCCI "June 5 Iowa State Primary Election Results" Accessed June 5, 2012
- Rod Blum for Congress "About" Accessed March 1, 2012
- Des Moines Register "Dubuque businessman to challenge Braley" Accessed December 16, 2011
- Iowa Secretary of State "2012 primary results"
- Federal Election Commission "Rod Blum 2014 Summary reports," Accessed November 6, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014